european union

UN Youth Representative

It’s important that your voice is heard. At home, at school, in your municipality, but also in the world, such as at the European Union. The Youth Representatives for European Affairs speak with Dutch youth to then give them a voice on an international and national level.


Other than European Affairs, there are also youth representatives for Sustainable Development, Biodiversity and Food and Human Rights and Safety.

Together with a working group, the youth representatives gather the opinions and ideas of young people. They do this through things like giving guest lessons and workshops at schools, visiting events and organising activities. All opinions and ideas gathered by youth representatives are discussed with politicians, policy makers and within official government delegations. The most important event is when the Youth Representatives for European Affairs go to conferences of the EU Youth Dialogue and the European Youth Forum.

in conversation

That’s what youth representatives like to be. Are you interested in having us as a speaker? Or would you like to invite us for a conversation, dialogue, event or other occasion that centres on youth? Send an email to Hevien ([email protected]) or Leverne ([email protected]).


working group

The working group Young in Europa (Jong in Europa in Dutch) supports the Youth Representatives for European Affairs. The working group consists of ten to fifteen driven young people aged 16 to 26. Together they give guest lessons at secondary schools and organise projects and events, like a school competition or debate night about Europe. They do this by themselves or together with the youth representatives (and often with another collaborator). Via social media they keep their followers updated on interesting and current news about European cooperation and decisions. The working group meets in Utrecht every two weeks.


guest lessons

Want to request a guest lesson from the working group Young in Europe? You can! The guest lessons can be adapted to every class. You can request this guest lesson or receive more information at [email protected].


follow the youth representatives

You can follow Hevien and Leverne on their Facebook or Instagram channel.

Leverne Nijman

Hevien Dahly


do it yourself?

Do you want to become active as a youth representative or as part of the working group? Leave your details here and you’ll receive an email when there are openings.


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